Take Action to Protect Rivers during COP17

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In today's changing climate, we need decentralized and diversified water and energy solutions that can best respond to increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. What we're getting instead is a push for more large dams.

From November 28 to December 9, 2011, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa – COP17 – will bring together governments, international organizations, industry, and civil society to advance the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The hydropower industry and major financial institutions like the World Bank will use COP17 as an opportunity to greenwash hydropower.

Healthy rivers are essential for a healthy planet. Here are two things you can do today to call on the world's powers to invest in truly renewable energy: